Confinement, restrictive rules, social distancing… It’s hard to keep a cool head in the age of the coronavirus.

Between washing your hands and calling your grandparents, here are a few Instagram artists’ accounts you might consider browsing in a bid to keep calm.

@josie.doodles

Throughout the year, Sydney-based graphic designer Josie Doodles produces hand-drawn comics – “to get away from her computer” – which she publishes on Instagram. More often than not her adorable little round characters offer inspiring solutions for day-to-day existential worries.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B9yp3Mwh_c3/

@chibirdart

“Cute and motivational drawings to brighten your day!” Little plump animals set the tone for this account which offers gently humorous advice for everyday life. In a recent publication, chibird presents a typology of six stay-at-home characters including a chick at rest, a house-cleaning hedgehog and a penguin who enjoys hobbies and finding things to do.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B9wrdi4hEDw/?utm_source=ig_embed

@claire__ritchie

A breath of beauty offered by Claire Ritchie. On her Instagram, the Brisbane-based artist offers a host of joyful and colourful works.

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Love and kindness right now.✿

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@beciorpin

Also in Australia, Beci Orpin offers a reminder of the right habits to adopt.

@leamaupetit

From her Parisian apartment, Léa Maupetit posts naive and poetic images about her day-to-day life.

@jeremyville

Heading over to New York, Jeremyville also offers inspiring messages for times of trouble.

@thegoodadvicecupcake

Definitely one of our favourites, the Good Advice Cupcake teaches you to look on the bright side whenever you feel down.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B9uRkEvnrDy/?utm_source=ig_embed

This article is published via AFP Relaxnews.

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